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Why's the image preview on mouseover bigger and clearer than the image itself?

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Is the issue with https://www.artemisatusc.com/our-board? or my computer? I'm using Firefox and Windows 10.

This issue happens for every portrait on that website. I'll just showcase one.

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But after I right click on the portrait and click "View Image", the actual image is smaller and lower quality. Why?

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Although the website seems to be doing something different now (or possibly even based on our different browser settings), the common functionality leads me to believe this basic answer is correct: The site is deliberately coded to cause right-clicking an image to give you a link to a crappier version of the image, in an attempt to prevent you from copying it.

As a specific example, the underlying image link is for one (randomly-selected) image is https://static.wixstatic.com/media/2e3e54_e010def6ec254a0f969c7306e8615d68~mv2_d_2305_1537_s_2.jpg/v1/crop/x_666,y_365,w_984,h_954/fill/w_165,h_160,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01,blur_3/Selin.jpg , which is blurry to the point of uselessness. But deleting ",blur_3" from that URL (which presumably some javascript is doing when the image is being rendered on the page) gives https://static.wixstatic.com/media/2e3e54_e010def6ec254a0f969c7306e8615d68~mv2_d_2305_1537_s_2.jpg/v1/crop/x_666,y_365,w_984,h_954/fill/w_165,h_160,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/Selin.jpg , which is not (unsurprisingly) blurred.

Based on your screenshot, I doubt this is exactly what they were doing before, but the basic concept is the same: This is happening because they deliberately coded it to happen, not as a side-effect of something else.

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